A festival on wanderlust

Festival in Jaipur
24. Feb. 2017 – 05. Mar. 2017

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And suddenly this expanse

Camera Nr. 8, August 1970, C. J. Bucher Verlag Luzern, Schweiz, Titel: John Gossage, Kodak TRI-X

Exhibtion Sprengel Museum
11. Dec. 2016 – 19. Mar. 2017

A Little Transatlantic History of Photography after ‘66.

In cooperation with the C/O Berlin and the Museum Folkwang Essen and in collaboration with the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung

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The Rebellious Image

Exhibition Museum Folkwang
09. Dec. 2016 – 19. Feb. 2017


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Shenzhen International Photography Week

Exhibition currently in Shanghai and Peking

Photographs of André Gelpke are shown in Made in Germany.

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The Triangle of Love – Helmhaus Zürich

25.09. – 22.11.2015


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Exhibition at Kicken Berlin

September 22 – December 22, 2015



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Out now: Sex-Theater


André Gelpke’s series Sex-Theater was produced in the 1970s and depicted performers from a number of different sex theatres in Hamburg’s St. Pauli district. “The fascination that captivated me as a photographer came from the personality of the individual, from the performer who was prepared to realize in public the secret sexual fantasies of an inhibited society, simply in exchange for a fee.” Sex-Theater was first published as a book in 1981 and quickly sold out. The edition produced by cpress together with Spector Books represents a new staging of the series: it includes an expanded selection of images and new texts, and is presented in a form that offers this collection of photos a contemporary framing. The era that is depicted here is over, and the decline of these clubs is documented in Sex-Theater.

André Gelpke: Sex-Theater
216 pp., with 170 black/white illustrations duotone, thread-sewn hardcover, German / English, 23×30cm
ISBN: 978-3-95905-035-7
40.00 € / 50 CHF
cpress, Zurich / Spector Books, Leipzig

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Special Edition

Special edition with one Inkjet print (20×28cm, signed and numbered 1–30/30+5AP), 140 CHF (excl. shipping)


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When Water Matters. Painting and Photography from J.M.W. Turner to Olafur Eliasson

Hamburg, 13. June 2015 – 20. September 2015

The exhibition is the Bucerius Kunst Forum’s contribution to the Triennal of Photography Hamburg in 2015.

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Amok (book release)

Amok - Book from André Gelpke

the book at CPRESS

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Travelling the World

The ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen [Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations]) shows the exhibition Travelling the World. Art from Germany.